Friday, June 30, 2006

"Deutschland vor, noch ein Tor !"

I refer of course, to this, which led to a sound presumably not often heard in the Stata Center, the local home of the Comp Sci intelligentsia: lots of cheering and groaning from people huddled around a TV showing a [gasp !] sporting event.

Of course, there was also a typical MIT aspect to it: two of the folks watching the game were German and had set up a Linux server in Cologne that was streaming a synchronized version of the Gerrman-language broadcast of the game to their laptop, so they plugged in their headphones and listened to the German commentary while watching the game being broadcast in Spanish on Univision. Talk about merging media streams ...


Blogger Son1 said...

So people were actually watching it in CSAIL? That's definitely a first... I've been at the beach for the week, so I didn't actually get to see that first-of-its-kind event in person. On the other hand, I hear the stata center cooling systems have been breaking down left and right, and that temps in the offices have been near 80. So maybe that's a good thing.

The NYT writer didn't think much of the game, but I didn't think it was that bad... pretty exciting to watch, actually.

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